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Oregon Game Project Challenge Presents 11th Annual Game Jam

October 8, 2017

OGPC is a yearly computer game development competition that promotes the entire STEAM spectrum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Mathematics ).  Middle/high school students form teams of coders, animators, artists, musicians, writers, etc. to compete for awards in various categories while learning valuable skills.  It bridges the disciplines in a way that most academic courses do not and encourages students with different talents to work together. Game Jams are a chance [...]

Family Science Night @ OMSI

October 6, 2017

Family Science Nights offer a unique experience for your school’s families and teachers to visit the museum and spark lifelong interest in science. This exclusive event for your school is designed to foster community between teachers, parents and students, and strengthen parent and family involvement in science exploration and discovery. Explore our popular exhibit halls, as well as our Physics Lab and Life Science Lab, and engage in exciting hands-on science activities. Science Nights [...]

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean for Grades 5-12

October 6, 2017

Join NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research for a free teacher workshop introducing Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection. Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom inquiries into important reasons for ocean exploration including Climate Change, Energy, Ocean Health and Human Health. Registration is required and space is limited. Educators attending the full day will receive Okeanos Explorer [...]

Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow Competition

October 5, 2017

May 18-20, 2018 Washington State University, Pullman “Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow challenges 9th through 12th graders to seek new ways to support the transition to sustainability. Students research complex topics related to sustainability, then innovate technologies, designs, or plans to mobilize behavior. They forge connections in their communities and create positive change. In this competition, as in life, solutions are limited only by imagination.” It all starts with a [...]

Integrated STEM Workshops: Design and Invention for NGSS(Next Generation Science Standards)

October 2, 2017

Time: Friday October 13, 2017 Instructors: Mihir Ravel, Cary Sneider, and Jennifer Wells Location: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR Audience: High School, and possibly 8th grade Free workshop, curriculum and materials kit (for 32 students) Have you ever attended a terrific workshop and then found that you didn’t have the time, funds or community support to teach the unit? That’s not the case with these workshops! Participating teachers [...]

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Event Hosted by Kennedy Space Center October 5th

October 1, 2017

Inclusion Drives Innovation Webcast, October 5, 2017 October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year the theme is Inclusion Drives Innovation. NASA is a huge leader in innovation and has a diverse workforce that makes its contribution to an event like this truly unique.  On October 5th, schools, organizations and individuals from around the globe will tune in to learn from NASA employees with disabilities who exemplify how inclusion drives innovation. These employees will [...]

Funding for Nationally Designed Computing Education Curriculum & Professional Development

October 1, 2017

Most students express an interest in a rich understanding of computing and want to learn more about how to create in a computing environment, yet computing classes often appeal to a subset of the student population and lack diversity. The National Science Foundation(NSF) is helping to fund Oregon high schools interested in adopting  a national, equity-based, evidence-supported curriculum called Exploring Computer Science (ECS). ECS focuses on developing a welcoming and inclusive environment [...]

Call for Proposals for the OSGC Undergraduate Team Experience Award Program

October 1, 2017

“The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to provide students attending our member community colleges an opportunity to apply for a one-time term-long research award that will support their academic study in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This award is designed to provide community college students an opportunity to work together with a faculty mentor on a term-long research project in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) or STEM [...]

2018 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards for 9th-12th Grade Women and Educators

September 21, 2017

National Center For Women and Information Technology is now accepting applications. Use this sharing package to help spread the word for 2018 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing awards for 9th-12th grade women and educators, as well as college women. Click Here to Download Sharing Package The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. The multi-tiered award [...]

Know Any Girls or Women Interested in STEM

September 11, 2017

National Girls Collaborative Project Announces: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) are putting together an impressive display about girls & women interested in STEM. If you know of any girl or woman who may be interested in sharing about themselves, please submit their names on the registration form by Clicking Here. The information requested on the form is: Name, Email, Phone and 1-2 [...]
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